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How stone age flint manufacturing helped the Franks lose the Crusades

Discussion in 'History & Genealogy' started by Quid est Veritas?, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Quid est Veritas?

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    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14662035.2020.1823097

    Very interesting paper about how the production of flint in paleolithic times at the Horns of Hattin, may have ultimately doomed the Crusaders there in 1187. The slag heaps impacted how the Romans laid out the fields, which thus hindered the Frankish cavalry.
     
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    I would have been interested in reading it Quid but, unfortunately, it's behind a pay wall.

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  3. Quid est Veritas?

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    Sorry, never know when these things are. I've quickly copied a bit of the discussion within it.

     
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    Couldn't it just as easily be argued that the Frankish loss was a result of them failing to recognise the tactical significance of the tailing piles as opposed to the piles themselves. Aren't the piles just a feature of the tactical landscape?

    Depending on how that particular area came to be the battlefield, it's also possible to suggest that the Frankish loss was a result of the opposition bringing them to battle in a disadvantageous (for the Franks) landscape.

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